One man is in hospital in critical condition following shooting in the downtown core and police are working to determine whether a man who showed up at a west-end hospital with a stab wound a short time later is somehow tied to the scene.

The shooting occurred at around 3:50 a.m. near John and Wellington streets.

Police say a male victim was taken to hospital in critical condition after being found at the scene with at least one gunshot wound.

Police are also investigating whether there is a connection with a man who checked himself into St. Joseph's Health Centre with a stab wound at around the same time. That man is currently listed in critical condition as well.

Police have taken one person into custody in connection with the shooting, however it is not clear whether or not additional suspects are being sought.